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A pediment is a triangular shape above a door, entrance or wall memorial.
In a broken pediment the two sides fail to meet at the apex.
See also full pediment, open pediment (where the bottom horizontal has a central gap), and scroll pediment (where the two sides are shaped as scrolls and fail to meet at the apex).
Local examples (click to enlarge)
Francis Godfrey memorial in Warriors' Chapel , Cathedral
Sir John Finch memorial,
St Martin's church
Memorial to Janes Hardres, cathedral stairs leading to south choir aisle
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